The Ontario Building Code | Resistance to Forced Entry
18.104.22.168. Resistance to Forced Entry
(1) Resistance to forced entry into dwelling units shall conform to the applicable requirements in Articles 22.214.171.124. and 126.96.36.199.
Note: On July 1, 2017, Subsection 3.3.4. of Division B of the Regulation is amended by adding the following Article: (See: O. Reg. 139/17, s. 40)
188.8.131.52. Retirement Homes
(1) floor areas containing residents’ sleeping rooms in a retirement home shall conform to Sentences (2) to (12).
(2) Except as permitted by Sentence (3), a floor area containing residents’ sleeping rooms in a retirement homewhere sleeping accommodation is provided for more than 10 residents shall be divided into no fewer than two fire compartments, each not more than 1 000 m2 in area.
(3) The floor area on either side of a horizontal exit conforming to Article 184.108.40.206. is permitted to be considered as a fire compartment in applying the requirements of this Article.
(4) Except as permitted by Sentence (5), fire separationsseparating fire compartments required by Sentence (2) shall have a fire-resistance rating not less than 1 h.
(5) The fire-resistance rating of a fire separation referred to in Sentence (4) is permitted to be less than 1 h but not less than 45 min provided the fire-resistance rating required by Subsection 3.2.2. is permitted to be less than 1 h for,
(6) A closure in a fire separationbetween fire compartments referred to in Sentence (2) shall be weatherstripped or otherwise designed and installed to retard the passage of smoke.
(7) The travel distance from any point within each fire compartmentreferred to in Sentence (2) to a door to an adjoining fire compartment shall be not more than 45 m.
(8) Each fire compartment referred to in Sentence (2) shall be capable of accommodating, in addition to its own occupants, the occupants of the largest adjacent fire compartment based on a clear floor space of 1.5 m2 per resident in the adjacent fire compartment.
(9) The fire separation required by Sentence 220.127.116.11.(1) between a retirement home and a repair garage shall have no openings="http://thehandyforce.com/windows/" title ="Window installer in Toronto">openings.
(10) In a retirement home, a dead end public corridor is permitted provided it is not more than 3 m long.
(11) The minimum clear width of doorway ="http://thehandyforce.com/doors/" title ="Toronto Door installer">doorways serving residents in a retirement home shall be 860 mm.
(12) A voice communication system conforming to Article 18.104.22.168. shall be provided in a retirement home.
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